In March 1971, the Stones shot 3 videos for the Top Of The Pops (BBC-TV) show, Brown Sugar, Wild Horses and Bitch. All tracks with live vocals on prepared backing tracks. Brown Sugar was aired on April 15th and also as a video in front of live guests in the german tv show 'Disco 71'. A complete version in excellent sound quality can be found as a bonus on the Marquee Club DVD 'From The Vault'.
On April 22nd another Top Of The Pops show was aired, this time featuring Wild Horses and Bitch. Nearly every show has been re-broadcasted a few times by bbc and zdf-neo or 3-Sat tv. Not so this one. This show seems to be lost. All whats left, is a very poor audio track of both songs. They can be found on youtube in terrible sound quality for excample.
In autumn 2020 I found a tape from the late 70ies with lots of bbc stuff. I couldn't believe, that both missed tracks were included. It's not in excellent sound quality, but a lot better than everything I've heard before. I would say it's a very good sound quality, very well listenable.
So here's my little gem, everything prepared for a 3-track cd:
1. Brown Sugar, excellent mono (From Disco '71, the same version as on TOTP, but with live audience from zdf-tv. The song was presented in partnership with TOTP. The TOTP version has been aired a thousand times on MTV and can also be found on the "Marquee Club" DVD. So I preferred the "Disco 71" version)
2. Bitch, very good mono (Very first notes fixed)
3. Wild Horses, very good mono (Wonderful backing track, different to the Sticky Fingers version)
Enjoy these versions and feel free to put in the Stones Vault
(Please don't ask for a reupload)
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2022-01-30 20:06 by BlueTurns2Grey.